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Cal Ripken, Jr. collector's thread

letsgoorioles

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May 5, 2020
2
Greetings, first time poster, long time collector so please be nice. I just wanted to discuss a little known Ripken error card from the 1988 Classic Card Co. travel update red set. They misspelled his name "Ripkin" which was corrected very early on. Similar to the 1990 Fleer error card #624, they misspelled his name the same way.
There isn't too much discussion on-line about it, here is a link to a Baltimore Sun article from 1994.


They list the top 10 rarest cards. Numbers 1 and 2 are obvious, the Orange and Blue Charlotte minor league issues. Number 3 is this card. Has anyone else seen one before? I am fortunate to have it!ripkenclassic1.jpg
 

tpeichel

Well-known member
Oct 10, 2008
15,497
Greetings, first time poster, long time collector so please be nice. I just wanted to discuss a little known Ripken error card from the 1988 Classic Card Co. travel update red set. They misspelled his name "Ripkin" which was corrected very early on. Similar to the 1990 Fleer error card #624, they misspelled his name the same way.
There isn't too much discussion on-line about it, here is a link to a Baltimore Sun article from 1994.


They list the top 10 rarest cards. Numbers 1 and 2 are obvious, the Orange and Blue Charlotte minor league issues. Number 3 is this card. Has anyone else seen one before? I am fortunate to have it!View attachment 113074
I didn’t even know that existed. Need to check my Ripken binder tomorrow!
 

Calripkenjrcollector

Active member
Dec 12, 2009
930
National City, California
Greetings, first time poster, long time collector so please be nice. I just wanted to discuss a little known Ripken error card from the 1988 Classic Card Co. travel update red set. They misspelled his name "Ripkin" which was corrected very early on. Similar to the 1990 Fleer error card #624, they misspelled his name the same way.
There isn't too much discussion on-line about it, here is a link to a Baltimore Sun article from 1994.


They list the top 10 rarest cards. Numbers 1 and 2 are obvious, the Orange and Blue Charlotte minor league issues. Number 3 is this card. Has anyone else seen one before? I am fortunate to have it!View attachment 113074
I can't say I've seen one until you showed it. Nice card. I doubt one will show up for sale anytime soon, haha...
 

tunahead

Member
May 17, 2009
947
Austin,TX
Greetings, first time poster, long time collector so please be nice. I just wanted to discuss a little known Ripken error card from the 1988 Classic Card Co. travel update red set. They misspelled his name "Ripkin" which was corrected very early on. Similar to the 1990 Fleer error card #624, they misspelled his name the same way.
There isn't too much discussion on-line about it, here is a link to a Baltimore Sun article from 1994.


They list the top 10 rarest cards. Numbers 1 and 2 are obvious, the Orange and Blue Charlotte minor league issues. Number 3 is this card. Has anyone else seen one before? I am fortunate to have it!
That's awesome! Did not know that existed! Been collecting Cal for 30 years and still finding new stuff!
 

tunahead

Member
May 17, 2009
947
Austin,TX
Greetings, first time poster, long time collector so please be nice. I just wanted to discuss a little known Ripken error card from the 1988 Classic Card Co. travel update red set. They misspelled his name "Ripkin" which was corrected very early on. Similar to the 1990 Fleer error card #624, they misspelled his name the same way.
There isn't too much discussion on-line about it, here is a link to a Baltimore Sun article from 1994.


They list the top 10 rarest cards. Numbers 1 and 2 are obvious, the Orange and Blue Charlotte minor league issues. Number 3 is this card. Has anyone else seen one before? I am fortunate to have it!
@letsgoorioles So where did you find the one you have? How long have you had it?
 

letsgoorioles

New member
May 5, 2020
2
Hi, thanks for the responses. I got this about 6 years ago online. My best advice is to keep checking for any listings of the corrected cards. Since the error is not well known, sellers may not even know to look for it. Even still, it took me a while to find one.
 

brian46256qqv

Member
Mar 26, 2012
99
Greetings, first time poster, long time collector so please be nice. I just wanted to discuss a little known Ripken error card from the 1988 Classic Card Co. travel update red set. They misspelled his name "Ripkin" which was corrected very early on. Similar to the 1990 Fleer error card #624, they misspelled his name the same way.
There isn't too much discussion on-line about it, here is a link to a Baltimore Sun article from 1994.


They list the top 10 rarest cards. Numbers 1 and 2 are obvious, the Orange and Blue Charlotte minor league issues. Number 3 is this card. Has anyone else seen one before? I am fortunate to have it!View attachment 113074

Nice Find. Very rare I only know of two other examples of this card.
 

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